How to Make Easy Stovetop Mac and Cheese

How to Make Easy Stovetop Mac and Cheese


Macaroni and cheese is total comfort
food and this easy recipe will have you kicking your box habit and always making
your macaroni and cheese from scratch. To start get a large pot of boiling
water going on the stove and we’re gonna shred some cheese. You want to shred 8
ounces of sharp cheddar cheese and I like to use sharp because it has way
more flavor. You can actually do a combination of any cheese you want
really that melts well but cheddar is the classic option. So I’ll shred the
entire 8 ounce brick. You should end up with a nice big
pile of cheese. We’ll set that cheese aside for a second and head on over to
the stove. I have my boiling water going in the back to cook my pasta and over
here I’m gonna make my sauce and this is where we’re gonna add all of the pasta
in and cook everything up so you want to make sure it’s nice and big. The water is
not quite boiling yet so I’m gonna start the sauce by melting 1/2 cup of
salted butter over medium-low heat. Over in this pot we’re gonna boil 1 pound of
dried elbow noodles which will take about 7 minutes. Now there are recipes
out there that have you cook the pasta directly in the sauce however I’m not a
huge fan because then all of the starchiness ends up in the sauce and
it’s just better to cook it separately Back over to our sauce we can add in 1/2
a cup of all-purpose flour and then we’re gonna add in our spices. So you’ll
need 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground mustard 1 1/2 teaspoons of
onion powder, 1 teaspoon of salt and last 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper. Then we’re gonna whisk this into the butter. This mixture is called a roux and
you want to increase the temperature to medium high and cook this for one to two
minutes. Then we’re gonna pour in 3 cups of milk and I like to use 2% for this. Then we’re gonna bring this to a simmer. You don’t want this milk mixture to boil.
You just want the bubbles to start to form for a simmer and then
gonna turn off the heat and then add in all of our shredded cheddar cheese and
stir it in until it’s nice and melty. Now at this point our pasta should be just
about done so we’re gonna take this and then drain this in the sink and then
we’ll pour the pasta directly into our cheese sauce and then stir it all
together and then that’s it! You have yourself an easy delicious cheesy
macaroni and cheese that the whole family will love. Thanks for watching! You
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100 Replies to “How to Make Easy Stovetop Mac and Cheese

  1. This was delicious I made it from my family and it was already really good, but then I put it in a casserole dish with more cheese and breadcrumbs on top for 20mins in the oven at 375degrees Fahrenheit and it was so good to!!

  2. I tried this with a little bit of a twist to it and it was absolutely amazeballs!! Thanks so much for showing me that mac and cheese can be so easy to make!

  3. I made it with velveta, and i didnt use mustard or pepper, and when my harsh critic brother tried it, he said it was pretty good! The recipe is so simple, and so delicous. Great video!

  4. I have boxed Mac n cheese so I think I’m gonna stick with that sometimes I’m creative with it and make mashed potatoes

  5. I don’t have flower or white pepper but apart from that I I’m ready to eat some MAC and cheese

  6. I didnt really like this I had too add more cheese to make it thicker and too much salt after that it tasted alright.. 3/10 for this recipe

  7. Man me and my Mum have always wanted to make an easy yet delicious mac n cheese and I think this might just be the best recipe I have found. Hopefully I can make this soon 😀

  8. Very simple and I loved if.
    (First time making it was a little salty. But when I made it the second time I used less salt and it was amazing)

  9. I tried this without the powdered ingredients because we couldn’t find any so I did it but it didn’t turn out too great. Well I mean I’m only 13 and this was the first ever Mac n cheese that I have made and my family said that if it had some more flavour then it would be great. So thanks so much for the great recipe but next time I’ll try to add more cheese!😝💜🌹

  10. Thank you so much i live in egypt and there is no mac and cheese box's and we never knew how to make it thank you so much

  11. Yo my family freaking gobbled this down. My siblings ate the most, they enjoyed it alot. Definatly will make it again! Thanks !

  12. So I butchered the recipe a bit:
    No mustard powder, not as much butter (I think), a bit more flour, black pepper instead of the white all mixed up in a small sauce pan rather than a big one.
    Twas kinda sludgy (I was using the pasta's wooden spoon for whisking, not a whisk), so once the pasta was cooked, I threw in a bit of the pasta water onto the sauce. Then I poured the sauce onto the drained pasta and mixed then returned some pasta to the small sauce pan to retrieve the rest of the cheesy goo.

    Wasn't bad for a mcguyvered recipe, though it was a bit doughy (not sure if I used too much flour or if it was the pasta water). Thanks for the video and good luck!

  13. Just made this today. It was also my first time ever making stove top mac and myyyyyyy goodness i am happy with it. SO damn good. Thank you for this!!!

  14. I tried this and it was delicious!! I didnt add the onion powder or the mustard stuff because I didnt know what they were and it still tasted so good! My brother loved it. Next time I make it I'm going to make sure my mom tried it. A permanent recipe for sure

  15. Basic recipe and I agree you have to use sharp cheddar. I usually make the box stuff, for convenience, then add to it. I boil the pasta from 2 boxes, drain, add the cheese powder, a stick of real butter, and whole milk, then about 4 big handfuls of sharp cheddar and or a mix of shredded cheeses. ( I like to use the Mexican 5 cheese blend) Then I turn it out into a baking dish, and cover the top with more cheese, and bake on a cookie sheet) for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Semi homemade, quick and easy, and always a crowd pleaser . tfs 💗💗

  16. This turned out very good! I melted butter in a skillet and lightly browned some panko breadcrumbs, which I put on top of the mac and cheese and then put in a 350 oven for 10 min or so. It was a hit and I'll definitely make this again!

  17. I take out the dried mustard bc I hate mustard tbh, and I can always taste it no matter what. But I like this recipe bc it's simple and tastes great

  18. Awesome recipe. I swapped a few things for the sake of nutrition and convenience: used whole grain pasta, Red Leicester cheese, unsalted butter and Dijon mustard in place of the powder.

    Next time I would prepare the measures of onion powder, white pepper, salt, flour and mustard because the roux started turning quicker than expected and I was a little late with the whisk.

    Nevertheless, perfect comfort food for the colder season.

    Please post metric measurements 🐮

  19. I don’t know if l let the rue thicken with high enough heat when I stirred it. I don’t know if that affected the consistency or taste. The thickness of the cheese sauce seemed about the same as yours. This recipe tasted like Mac and cheese from the Wholefoods buffet or something. It tastes good.

  20. Sounds real good. Haven't made stove top Mac and cheese before… gonna make it tomorrow for a friendsgiving meal, might throw some bacon in it! Haha

  21. I love making my own homemade mac & cheese as a home student with special needs.I'm a mentally challenged middle aged single man without kids.I think homemade meals are the best and healthiest and cheapest meals to make and eat.

  22. Really good recipe; Mac and cheese tasted really yummy. I’d add more cheese next time, or at least use sharp cheddar as instructed/suggested (I used medium cheddar).

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